Hyundai beats Honda to become the greenest car maker

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group, overthrew Honda as greenest automaker in the US. It was due to the company’s endeavor to downsize engines, adopt electric hybrids and a host of other anti pollution technologies that has aided the company in achieving this feat and taking the title from Honda Motor Co as the most environmental automaker.

Hyundai beats Honda to become the greenest car makerFollowing Hyundai-Kia and Honda, it was Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co and Volkswagen AG that came in the next three spot as per ratings released by Union of Concerned Scientists, an organization that concentrates on climate change and nuclear weapon control. The same survey saw Ford Motors, General Motors and Chrysler Group LLC at the bottom of the list as least greenest automakers.

All auto companies in the US are required to adhere to strict greenhouse gas limits with stricter norms coming into effect in 2017. This will also require all automakers to enhance average fuel efficiency two fold by the year 2025.

Hyundai-Kia was praised for its efforts to not only enhance fuel efficiency by resorting to turbocharging of engines but also for the fact that the company is downsizing engines and opting for gasoline electric versions as is seen in the case of Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. As Hyundai-Kia further enhances its green activities, Honda will need to accelerate its own endeavors if it is keen on recapturing its earlier position.